3% Cost of Living Adjustment effective 7/1/20
$1,445 Monthly Benefit Bank for Health Insurance
145 Holiday Hours per Fiscal Year (can be cashed out)
Qualified candidates will be invited to interview on Wednesday, February 12, 2020.
Details to be provided at closing of recruitment.
The Chino Police Department is seeking highly motivated individuals to apply for the position of Public Safety Dispatcher II. To qualify for this position, applicants must have one (1) year of current full-time experience operating a public safety Computer Aided Dispatch (CAD) system, or have been employed as a full-time, non-probationary Public Safety Dispatcher with eligibility for re-hire within the last year (from date of application).
The Police Department's Communications Center is comprised of 16 Public Safety Dispatchers and two (2) Public Safety Dispatch Supervisors. The center is a new state of the art facility which offers standing and sitting workstations with personal comfort systems at each console. There is also an onsite gym available for a small fee payable to the Police Officer's Association.
Under general supervision, a Public Safety Dispatcher receives emergency and non-emergency calls; dispatches Police and emergency units; maintains contact with personnel in the field; operates a variety of transmitting/receiving equipment; performs a variety of general support duties related to dispatch activities; and does related work as assigned.Must be able to successfully pass an extensive Police Background Investigation and Administrative Review. Please see Special Requirements section for more details.
Typing Requirement: This position requires a minimum typing speed of 40 net words per minute with fewer than 10 errors. All qualified applicants who are invited to interview will be required to bring a valid typing certificate on the day of their interview. The typing certificate must be from an accredited school/agency, and dated within the past twelve months. This also applies to internal applicants not currently working in a job classification that requires typing at 40 net words per minute. Note: Online typing certificates will NOT be accepted. Duties/Responsibilities
Public Safety Dispatcher II's are required to be able to dispatch emergency and non-emergency calls to either Police or emergency services personnel out in the field. Promotion to this level is not automatic and requires an evaluation by management of an incumbent's skill and performance levels. This is a civilian position.
- Receive requests for Police and emergency services over the phone; answer 911 calls; screen incoming calls to determine necessity, priority, and type of response required; monitor other radio frequencies to be aware of incidents elsewhere that may affect operations.
- Dispatch, as necessary, Police and other emergency units in response to calls for service or requests from Officers in the field; use appropriate terminology and cite Code sections by number; call public and private agencies, such as allied law enforcement, hospitals, towing services and utilities, and request mutual assistance when necessary.
- Keep track of Police unit locations and status; maintain constant radio communication with personnel in the field; run warrant checks on subjects, registration checks on vehicles, and property checks; relay information and instructions to personnel in the field.
- Maintain accurate log of incoming service requests and actions taken; prepare other reports and records as directed; maintain files necessary for dispatch as assigned; enter, update, and retrieve information from the computer and teletype networks.
- Operate a variety of public safety telecommunications equipment; test and inspect equipment as needed.
- Train, supervise and advise Public Safety Dispatch personnel when providing temporary relief for Public Safety Dispatch Supervisor as assigned (applies to full-time staff only).
- Provide temporary and vacation relief for other staff as necessary.
- Work mandatory overtime as assigned (applies to full-time staff only).
- Provide general information to the public; as necessary, refer callers to appropriate agencies; calm callers; maintain professionalism in radio transmissions during hectic, tense, and dangerous situations.
- Interact with co-workers at all levels in the organization in a collaborative and customer service-oriented manner.
- Maintain prompt and regular attendance.
- Perform all duties within the context of the City's Mission Statement and Organizational Values.
Any combination of education and experience that provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the essential job duties of the position is qualifying. Incumbents will possess the most desirable combination of training, skills, and experience, as demonstrated in their past and current employment history. A typical example includes:
- High School Diploma or G.E.D. (required).
- One year of current full-time experience operating a public safety Computer Aided Dispatch (CAD) system; or have been employed as a full-time, non-probationary Public Safety Dispatcher with eligibility for re-hire within one year of the application.
- Experience with SunGard/OSSI CAD system (desirable).
Considerable knowledge of:
- Related office methods and procedures, record keeping system, forms, correspondence, reports, and other materials common to operation of a Police department.
- Police and/or emergency service dispatching procedures and the laws and regulations governing the use of dispatching equipment in a law enforcement agency.
- Agencies involved with Police activities.
- Penal Code, Vehicle Code, and the local municipal code.
- 911 System and Deaf Translation System.
- Computerized systems used in municipal law enforcement agencies.
- Operation of a variety of office equipment, including typing at a minimum rate of 40 net words per minute.
- Understand and follow verbal and written instructions.
- Follow standard broadcasting procedures and rules.
- Use a wide variety of codes and computer commands.
- Read and interpret street maps.
- Work safely and efficiently.
- Deal tactfully and courteously with internal and external customers.
- Use correct English grammar, punctuation, and spelling.
- Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships.
- Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
- Work various shifts.
- Work mandatory overtime as assigned (applies to full-time staff only).
- Operate a computer terminal and other office equipment quickly, accurately and, at times, concurrently.
- Respond to emergency and problem situations in an effective manner.
- Understand, explain, and apply policies and procedures.
- Dispatch Police and other emergency units quickly and effectively.
- Speak precisely.
- Work under pressure and exercise good judgment.
- Effectively communicate and elicit information from upset and irate callers.
- Work with a minimum of supervision.
- Learn and apply supervisory skills, such as analyzing and solving work-related problems, assigning work, and training and supervising personnel (applies to full-time staff only).
- Use good judgment in handling sensitive and/or confidential matters with discretion and maintain the privacy of such information.
- Possession of certificate verifying successful completion of a P.O.S.T. Basic Dispatch Academy is highly desirable (required for part-time/on-call staff).
- Work rotating shifts, weekdays, weekends, evenings, and holidays; hours/days will be adjusted as needed (applies to full-time staff only).
- Report immediately to work for emergency coverage and to other than Police facility.
- Ability to type at a minimum rate of 40 net words per minute, with no more than 10 errors.
- Successfully pass a practical test (may be required).
- Receive satisfactory results from a background investigation, a polygraph test, psychological evaluation, physical examination, which includes a drug screen, and an administrative review.
Full-Time Non-Management Benefits include:
- CalPERS Retirement*
- City Provided Life Insurance of $100,000
- Health Insurance/Benefit Bank of $1,445 per month (up to $600 can be cashed out/deposited into deferred comp)
- 12 Days Paid Vacation
- 10 Full-Day and 2 Half-Day Holidays
- 3-1/2 Floating Holidays (35 hours total)
- Sick Leave
- Long Term Disability
- Bilingual Pay (at discretion of Chief)
- Tuition Reimbursement Program
- Deferred compensation plan availablefor voluntary employee contributions
- Flexible Spending Plan availablefor voluntarymedical/dependent care expenses
*Full-time new hires are eligible for the following:
- Classic PERSMembers: 2%@55
- New Members hired after 1/1/13 (PEPRA): 2%@62
- Less than 1 year
- 1 - 2 years
- 2 - 5 years
- 5 or more years
- I have no experience
- I acknowledge that a valid typing certificate will be required of me should I be selected to participate in an interview.
- I have attached the required typing certificate, dated within the last 12 months, showing 40 net words per minute, with less than 10 errors.
- I currently work for the City of Chino in a position that requires typing at 40 net words per minute.
- I am not able to meet this typing requirement.
* Required Question